Recomendations for visiting Zurich

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Recomendations for visiting Zurich
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I will be in Zurich for 2 weeks this coming Sunday and I was wondering if anyone here had any recommendations? Good book shops (1st/2nd/antique, anything) or any good galleries, just anything you think is good and worth seeing.

Thanks a lot,

TL

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Two weeks? Well, one thing you could do is visit Geneva, which I personally prefer.

hhp

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Joined: 19 Jun 2006 - 3:01pm
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If you’re interested in poster graphics, you should check out the Plakatsammlung (Poster Collection), although it seems they are in limited service these days.
http://www.museum-gestaltung.ch/en/collections/poster/

There are some great museums and galleries in Zurich (and even more in Basel, which is an hour away).
If you want some printing/type/book-historical background I highly recommend the Swiss museum of paper, type and printing, which is in Basel: http://www.papiermuseum.ch/en/the-museum/

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Nina, is that museum with all the incredible medieval arms and armor in Zurich or Geneva? It's been so many years, I forget. It's my favorite museum in the world.

hhp

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Joined: 19 Jun 2006 - 3:01pm
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Wha? That sounds cool, and I have no idea. Was it a historical museum?

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Hrant, do you mean the [[http://www.nationalmuseum.ch/e/sammlung/wissenschaft_und_sammlungen/mili...|Arms & Militeria Collection]] at the National Museum?

I enjoyed Zurich a great deal but visiting with my father we spent a great deal of time in places he had hung out in when he lived there aged 18-20, which is to say we sampled a great deal of beer and food. I did manage to get him over to the [[http://www.museum-gestaltung.ch/|Design Museum]], which was cool and does have at least [[http://www.museum-gestaltung.ch/en/exhibitions/annual-program-2014/weing...|one typographic exhibition]] coming up.

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Karl, that sounds like it! It was super impressive (and free). I remember getting my wife to take a picture of me grasping a halberd, and 5 seconds later the security guy showed up...

hhp

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Joined: 28 Dec 2003 - 1:28pm
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Bookstores:
Buchhandlung Kunstgriff, Limmatstrasse 270, between Limmatplatz and Escher-Wyss-Platz
http://www.kunstgriff.ch/

Sphères (combination bookstore and bar/café), Hardturmstrasse 66, west of Escher-Wyss-Platz
http://www.spheres.cc/

Buchhandlung sec52, Josefstrasse 52, between train station and Limmatplatz
http://sec52.ch/

Culture / Clubs / Books / Art / Meals:
A list of suggestions intended for students of the Zurich university of the arts:
https://www.zhdk.ch/index.php?id=38591

Museums and exhibits:
The Rietberg museum has a lovely garden
http://www.rietberg.ch/en-gb/foyer.aspx

Museum Haus Konstuktiv
http://www.hauskonstruktiv.ch/en/

Poetry will be made by all
http://poetrywillbemadebyall.ch/

A list of second-hand stores and thrift shops in Zurich:
http://www.nichtneu.ch/liste/liste/a-z

Design stores:
There is a yearly design weekend in May. The website has the addresses of stores, designers, cafés, and establishments who participate:
http://www.kreislauf4und5.ch/en/index.html

Vintage furniture and accessories:
http://www.walterwalter.ch/

Shop with household objects selected for design quality:
http://www.editionpopulaire.ch/

Design furniture and objects:
http://bogen33.ch

Food:
Vegetarian restaurant with buffet:
http://www.tibits.ch/

Garage-style restaurant:
http://www.les-halles.ch/
http://www.inyourpocket.com/Switzerland/Zurich/Restaurants-and-Cafes/Med...

Markets:
http://www.inyourpocket.com/Switzerland/Zurich/Sightseeing/Markets